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Local men play ouril int the city of Mindelo. Cape Verde, Africa...Ouril is an abstract strategy game and is the variant of mancala most widely considered suitable for serious adult competition. Oware is the national game of Ghana, and the particular name "" is that given by the Akan speaking people there. It is played throughout West Africa and the Caribbean. Among its many names are Ayò (Yoruba), Awalé (Côte d'Ivoire), Wari (Mali), Ouri, Ouril or Uril (Cape Verde), Warri (Caribbean), Adji (Ewe), and Awélé (Ga). A common name in English is Awari but one of the earliest Western scholars to study the game, R.S. Rattray, used the name Wari...The object of mancala games is usually to capture more stones than the opponent; sometimes, one seeks to leave the opponent with no legal move or to have your side empty first in order to win.